What an awesome concept. For 10 years I’ve been saving frequent flyer points and now, thanks to Virgin Atlantic Airways, I might actually be able to do something exciting, adventurous, out-of-this world!
I’d love to cash in my frequent flyer miles for a real journey into space. Apparently, I’m not alone. British businessman Alan Watts has traded his multitude of frequent-flyer miles for a real journey 75 miles (120 kilometers) above Earth. According to CNN, “Watts has racked up 2 million flyer miles and plans to travel on the world's first commercial tourism flights to space. He will be among the first 1,000 people to travel on a space tourism program in 2009 with Virgin Galactic, an offshoot of British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic. Flights cost $200,000 (about 100,000 pounds, euro155,000).”
My daughter, who wants to be an astronaut and is extremely serious about her goal, is going to start begging me, pleading with me to save my frequent flyer points for her! Each person will have three days of training before boarding the spacecraft, which travels at more than 3,000 miles per hour (4,800 kilometers per hour). Seriously, how cool is this!
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On my journey, I’ll be sure to take with me the sterling silver Lord’s Prayer bracelet or maybe the Life is a journey, not a destination bracelet, also engraved on a sterling silver bar. From Signal Catalog. I'll be sure my kids wear the ever fashionable authentic looking space suit for kids - only $49.95 (great for Halloween)!